Japan PM Kishida faces further setbacks as key aide loses seat in election

LDP secretary-general Akira Amari has been elected to parliament 12 times. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TOKYO - It was turning out to be a night of major upsets for Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida with his right-hand man in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) losing his single seat in Sunday's (Oct 31) general election.

LDP secretary-general Akira Amari, 72, who was appointed to the post after he supported Mr Kishida's winning bid in September to become party president, has been elected to parliament 12 times.

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